Seven Covenant Classical School Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
Headmaster Eric Cook, of Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas, is proud to announce that the CCS Class of 2018 has seven students who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. tate Smith has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist and Lauren Ashley, Thomas Burgess, Nate Fredricks, Izzy Jones, Zach McLemore and Bryce Watt have been named as Commended Students.
“While these students have been commended on the basis of a singular PSAT/NMSQT score, this achievement also reflects broader academic success at Covenant and so we celebrate not only their commendation but also the time, effort, and thoughtfulness they have consistently devoted to their courses,” said Andrew Elizalde, CCS Academic Dean.
Some 16,000 students have been designated as Semifinalists and will continue in the competition for the National Merit Scholarships. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Pictured, left to right: Zach McLemore, Thomas Burgess, Lauren Ashley, Tate Smith, Nate Fredricks, Bryce Watt, Izzy Jones